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NAVFAC Southwest Awards $28 Million Water, Wastewater Systems Contract

Navy News Service

Story Number: NNS111006-02

By Brittany Anderson, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest Public Affairs

SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southwest awarded a $28 million contract, Sep. 26, for water and wastewater systems at Marine Corps Bases throughout California and Arizona.

The contract, awarded to MWH Americas Inc. of Arcadia, Calif., is intended to provide a myriad of architectural and engineering services for numerous projects involving civil engineering.

"Numerous military construction programs are currently underway or planned at Marine Corps installations in California and Arizona to provide additional operational, training, and living spaces," said Rick Phillips, NAVFAC Southwest contracting officer for this project. "These programs include the U.S. Marine Corps Grow the Force (GTF) initiative, the build up of Twentynine Palms, the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) build up at Yuma, and new housing at Miramar. These new facilities are placing additional load requirements on the currently already stressed water and wastewater infrastructure."

The first task order awarded at $4.4 million was to conduct studies for a new water conveyance system, wastewater conveyance system and recycled water distribution at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. Work for this specific task order is expected to be completed by June 2012.

"What's unique about this contract is that it is specifically focused on our NAVFAC Southwest Marine Corps clients," said Phillips. "The solicitation was crafted with the intent of separating water and wastewater program requirements from our other civil architect and engineering contracts. This allowed firms with specific expertise in water and wastewater treatment and distribution systems to adequately compete based on their expertise. It also ensures that enough contract capacity will be available for Marine Corps needs and guarantees consistent support throughout the water and wastewater program."

The projects are expected to be completed by September 2016.

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